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Phoenix native, Arizona State standout Walker selected NCAA Third Star of the Week

January 14th, 2020

Arizona State junior forward Johnny Walker has been named the NCAA Third Star of the Week after his two-goal, two-assist weekend at Brown. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The Phoenix native netted two goals, including the game-tying goal, on Sunday at Brown as the Sun Devils rallied from a 3-0 hole to win 4-3 in overtime….

Holiday break comes at right time as IceJacks looking to rest, heal for second half

December 30th, 2019

After playing only two games in October, November was a huge month for the Northern Arizona University ACHA Division II team as the IceJacks had nine games scheduled in 24 days. After the dust cleared, NAU finished the month 7-2-0. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “The group came together,” said NAU assistant coach Kris Walsh. “Overall,…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes graduate Savage cops NCHC Rookie of the Month honors

December 4th, 2019

After a seven-point November, Miami University freshman forward Ryan Savage has been named the NCHC Rookie of the Month. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE After posting just one point in seven October games, the Scottsdale native led all NCHC skaters with seven points on two goals and five assists in Miami’s eight-game slate. He began the…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes alum Savage named NCHC Rookie of the Week

November 25th, 2019

Miami University freshman forward and Scottsdale native Ryan Savage has been named the NCHC Rookie of the Week for the week ending Nov. 24. Savage had a breakout weekend, racking up four points to more than double his season total and help Miami earn five points at Omaha for its first road NCHC series win…

Despite setbacks, NAU D-II squad looking for strong second half

November 21st, 2019

Northern Arizona University’s ACHA Division II team had high expectations heading into the 2019-20 season. And even with recent injuries to three players that will see each one miss the remainder of the season, those expectations have not changed one bit, according to IceJacks head coach Travis Johanson. A slew of other players have also…

New NAU coach Haar sees gig as ‘opportunity of a lifetime’

October 22nd, 2019

Ryan Haar is the new head coach of Northern Arizona University’s ACHA Division III team, but he’s hardly new to the program. A 2017 graduate of NAU and former player for the IceJacks, Haar said once he realized his NHL dreams were dashed, coaching was the next best thing. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “I have…

West Coast Hockey Conference continuing to trend upward

October 16th, 2019

As it enters its 10th season of existence, there’s no doubt that the West Coast Hockey Conference is thriving. Perhaps the biggest indicator of the conference’s success is that it keeps growing – the WCHC will expand to 10 teams this season when it welcomes UC Irvine and Cal State Bakersfield to the fold. The…

IceJacks’ D-II team opens new season with new faces, optimism

September 24th, 2019

College hockey continues to grow in Flagstaff. The Northern Arizona University ACHA program, which fields teams at the Division II and Division III levels, has been gaining steam – and substantial interest from players – over the past few years. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE That was clearly evident as the IceJacks held tryouts at the…

Paradise Valley native Roswell enjoying NCAA D-I career at Bentley

September 4th, 2019

The name certainly gives pause when you see it. Really, who would want to leave a place called Paradise Valley? That is the suburb of Phoenix from which Ethan Roswell hails, and while he loves his hometown, he also has a soft spot for New England winters. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “I actually love the…

Sun Devils capture Fu Xing tournament championship in China

August 19th, 2019

Arizona State made history once again on Aug. 7, winning the Fu Xing Cup for their first international tournament championship and adding another trophy to their case. Junior forward, 2018-19 NCAA leading goal scorer and Phoenix native Johnny Walker netted a natural hat trick for seven goals in five games while graduate transfer goaltender Max…